• Emerald Coast Theatre Company Launches First Phase of 2020 Summer Camp Series

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    May 19, 2020
    Whether your thespian craves the glow of a center stage spotlight or prefers to make the magic happen backstage behind-the-scenes, Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s 2020 Summer Camp series has something to offer you. 

    Following CDC guidelines, this selection of “socially distanced” Summer 2020 classes are offered online. These sessions begin June 2 and run through June 18. The classes, workshops and lessons are designed for various age groups that range from preschool aged children through 12th grade high schoolers. 

    Tuition ranges from $95 to $295 per student depending on the program. Sibling, military and multiple camp discounts are provided; payment plans and scholarships available for group camps/classes.

    In accordance, with CDC safety protocols and state guidelines, ECTC’s doors remain closed, but once it is safe to do so, ECTC will re-open and hold on-site performing arts programs across Northwest Florida. To review and pre-register for the full roster of Summer Camp 2020 program offerings, visit www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org

    “This will be our eighth year of offering summer camps to the children of the Emerald Coast,” said Nathanael Fisher, producing artistic director of ECTC. “The pandemic has not stopped us, it has just inspired us to be that much more innovative. Since we founded 2,212 local children have participated in our educational programs, and 18,500 students and families have experience ECTC's Theatre for Young Audiences productions. It is near and dear to our mission to provide these opportunities to our community and we’re so excited to be able to offer some new creative programs in this year’s line-up.” 

    Little Mermaid Dance and Singalong
    Rising 2nd graders-12th graders
    June 2-4 and 9-11
    Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. 
    Join your friends under the sea while you sing and dance to your favorites from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.”  Students will meet in a large group setting online to learn the choreography and music as well as stretching and vocal techniques to strengthen their skills. Part of the curriculum involves additional support videos that break down the choreography for the students. Tuition $95.

    Bring My Play to Life! 
    Grades 5-12
    June 1-18
    Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    This is a three-week camp that takes students through the entire process of a play, from the writing of the script all the way through to getting an audience in the seats. Imagine you have been invited to participate in a 10-minute play festival and you’ve got three weeks to write a masterpiece. Students will begin with playwriting in week one, move to design in week two, and end with how to bring my play to life. Tuition $295.

    Film Camp 
    Grades 5-12
    June 8-18
    Monday/Wednesday/Friday, Noon-1 p.m.
    Explore the inside workings of how to make a film. Learn shooting skills and editing techniques while working on special film projects in this two week camp.  The only requirement for this class is a video recording device and an active imagination. Tuition $95.

    Advanced Acting and Vocal Techniques Online
    Grades 5-Adult
    June 2-18
    Six 30-minute Individual Coaching Sessions Scheduled with the Instructor
    Strengthen your existing skills as an actor and singer as you learn the secrets of what makes a great performer.  This three-week private lesson includes individual instruction time focusing not just on technique, but also preparation skills such as memorization, subtext study, and journaling. Tuition $150

    To register for the first phase of ECTC Summer Camp 2020 online sessions, call (850) 684-0323 or go to www.EmeraldCoastTheatre.org. For more information and to pre-register reservations for the second phase in-person classes, visit www.EmeraldCoastTheatre.org.

    Major sponsors for this season are Grand Boulevard at Sandestin and Howard Hospitality. Professional Season sponsors include Ocean Reef Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, St. Joe Community Foundation, ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Silver Sands Premium Outlets, and Vin’tij Food & Wine. Theatre for Young Audiences is made possible with support from The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County and others. 
    To become a sponsorship partner, make a tax-deductible donation, volunteer or learn more about Emerald Coast Theatre Company, call (850) 684-0323 and visit www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org. Be social with the ECTC tribe. Follow ECTC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
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